Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2823
    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2823
    $15.22
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    Gauge : 16AWG
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    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft

    Get the most out of your home audio system with high quality, oxygen-free, pure bare copper speaker wire from Monoprice!

    This speaker wire features two conductors made of high purity (greater than 99.95% pure), oxygen-free bare copper. Pure Bare Copper is a superior conductor to the copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors used in most other inexpensive speaker wire. CCA is only about 68% as conductive as pure bare copper. This additional resistance is added to the impedance of your speakers and can negatively effect the sound.

    For the wire to have no audible effect, the total wire resistance should be no more than 5% of the lowest impedance of your speakers. Even speakers rated for a nominal 8-ohms, may dip to as low as 4-ohms at some frequencies, which further reduces the total cable resistance allowed in the wire. Using Pure Bare Copper speaker wire ensures that the total load put on the amplifier remains as close as possible to the impedance curve of your speakers.

    For example, a 16AWG 2-conductor Pure Bare Copper speaker wire has a total resistance of 0.803 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 1.181 ohms per 100 feet. Assuming 4 ohms is the lowest impedance of your speakers, a speaker wire run can be no more 0.2-ohms total. 20 feet of 16AWG Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 20 feet of 16AWG CCA would be 0.2362 ohms, well OVER the 0.2-ohm limit.

    Each conductor is jacketed with color-coded PVC for easy polarity identification. The entire cable assembly is jacketed in a white, CL2-rated PVC material. The CL2 rating indicates that the cable complies with fire safety and insurance requirements, making it safe for use inside the walls of residential class buildings.

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    Gets the job done well

    • PS,
    •  Henderson, NV 
    • 6/4/2016 10:57:13 PM

    Pros: Smooth jacket for easy pulling. Full color jacket for phase identification. Very flexible (dependent on gauge I presume).

    Cons: Outer jacket fits loosely so when pulling it may slip a little, but not a problem since you're stripping an inch or more for termination.

    It's speaker wire - despite many people's claims to the contrary, one wire sounds as good as another unless there are other issues requiring shielding, etc. Just make sure the gauge is correct for the length of run and you're good to go. This was a short pull for me so the gauge was more than adequate (18ft in wall).

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    Speaker wire

    • Anonymous,
    •  Pepperell, MA 
    • 6/3/2016 4:59:22 AM

    Good quality, Good price, Good advice, Good shopping. Very easy to get what you are looking for with Monoprice.

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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft

    • Anonymous,
    •  Frisco, TX 
    • 5/26/2016 6:06:27 AM

    Pros: Quality materials & design, strength & durability, workability

    Cons: Nonr

    have used this product to hard-wire my audio systems throughout my home. It is an excellent product to use and work with. Given the great price point, other supplier and brands cannot match the quality.

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    Larger diameter than expected

    • Josh,
    •  Birmingham, AL 
    • 5/16/2016 10:15:21 AM

    Pros: Good quality

    Cons: jacket a little bulky (thick)

    Nothing wrong with the wire itself (so far). Seems like great quality. Just wanted to warn everyone if you are drilling holes, make sure that you drill an extra large hole to feed the wire through! The jacket was a little bulkier than I expected and I had to re-drill.

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    Easy to Install

    • Anonymous,
    •  ,  
    • 5/8/2016 5:43:02 PM

    Pros: East to install and plenty of length.

    Cons: non

    Great wire for a great price..

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